Lynch – meaning of the word and examples

If a crowed of people lynch someone who they believe is guilty of a crime, they kill him without a legal trial, usually by hanging. (Cambridge Dictionary)

(of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If a group of people lynch someone, they kill that person without letting them have a trial, especially by hanging, because they believe that the person has committed a crime. (Collins Dictionary)


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